It goes without saying…my love for a bargain roll of Kraft paper from the hardware store is not untold. I have used it a mantle runner, a table “cloth”, a party favor and for it’s intent purpose…to cover my stairs. So I’m sure it will not surprise you when I tell you I have one more way to use it….a tree skirt.

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All you will need is Kraft paper, twine, some grocery store bags (filler), and a stapler….

Measure your diameter of the tree stand. I made mine for a small tree in my basement. The measurement I used was 60 inches of paper. I cut 5 pieces and wrinkled them up. Make the form of a circle and staple the ends together (if you don’t want to lift the tree up to place the skirt…then staple it around the tree stand)

kraft paper tree skirt DIY @cleverlyinspired

Stack the paper circle on top of each other. Tie with twine (loosely) in 2 places.

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Place the “skirt” around the tree and “fluff” the paper to widen it. Place some balled up newspaper or grocery bag inside for filler. Fill the skirt with pinecones or large potpourri (mine came from Homegoods). That’s it!



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. The cat’s out of the bag – this rocks!

  2. I simply ADORE this idea! It looks so perfect! Thanks for sharing a great way to decorate under the tree!

  3. I love this! What a clever idea (pun totally intended!)
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  4. I generally hate tree skirts, but this is the one exception. Wow – I am so stealing your awesome idea!

  5. Finally got my skirt put together. Five 120-inch strips – long – but they came together beautifully! Thank you so much.

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